Social science

UC Berkeley gifted students

A nation at risk – how gifted, low-income kids are left behind

A UC Berkeley professor argues early support for students in underserved communities can have a major payoff.

UCLA color of wealth

New study reveals nuanced story behind economic disparity in Los Angeles

Major racial and ethnic differences in wealth are documented in detail for the first time in this UCLA report.

UC Santa Barbara Shinto

Shinto tradition to reach a new set of readers

UC Santa Barbara scholar creates the world's first book series outside of Japan on the Shinto tradition.

UC Irvine antipoverty

UC Irvine launches institute on anti-poverty effectiveness

Studies will explore long-term success of policies promoting economic self-sufficiency.

UC Santa Barbara empathy study

Caring, not just understanding, makes for a responsive partner

Pyschologists at UC Santa Barbara find that cognitive empathy alone is not enough when it comes to providing support in relationships.

UC Berkeley bromance male friendship

Bromances may be good for men’s health

UC Berkeley study of rats shows that stress can bring males together, findings that also have implications for post-traumatic stress disorder.

UC Santa Barbara shame study

For shame: the science behind the social programming

Research by UC Santa Barbara scientists demonstrates that shame evolved as a mechanism for protecting social relationships.

Professor Arturo Arias UC Merced

Two UC Merced professors named campus's first MacArthur Chairs

Internationally recognized scholars granted the opportunity to pursue new horizons in humanities research.

UC Berkeley Twitter trust & safety

UC Berkeley psychologist tapped to foster a kinder Twittersphere

Dacher Keltner is a member of Twitter's new Trust & Safety Council to help the site balance cybersafety and free speech.

Your morals and political facts

When it comes to politics, you’re not as rational as you think

How your moral beliefs become your political facts – even if they're wrong.

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